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  1. I got my replacement Yaw Rate sensor from the scrap yard but the 8M51-3C187-BA does not fit, the plug is different. I sent it back and hopefully they can find a 3M51-3C187-EA for me.
  2. I started another thread but it was on a South African focus site. Not an Australian site. I called a local scrap yard and they have a Focus ST 225 2008 same year as mine. Funny enough the model of yaw rate sensor is 8M51-3C187-BA which was the one that was in a Focus RS in the Uk on eBay. My focus ST225 has 3M51-3C187-EA. So I purchased that for $90AUD and I am waiting on the yaw rate sensor to arrive. I will give it a go. It is going to be posted as they are located in another State. I couldn't find any locally that I could remove myself. They are going to offer a 90 day warranty if there is any issues. I just purchased electrical cleaner spray, so I will attack the 47 PIN connector when I do the YWS. My other question is did you clear the built up C1281 error with your OBDII port reader? I use torque with a bluetooth OBDII port reader to clear errors. I hope this will work? I do not have any luck clearing with ELMconfig 0.2.6. I will just use ELMconfig to do the Yaw rate sensor calibration. SkinnyB, one more question. Does the traction light come up for you while driving? Not just when first starting the car?
  3. Yes you are very right about trying everything but nothing works.. :) I am going to go to the scrap yard I think. In my country which such an expensive parts car they will likely not allow you into the scrap yard. I will try my luck though! If not I will take their word and get a warranty that it is not a faulty yaw rate sensor. Sorry a little confused with what you've written... you said you changed it over and still had the same error on ELM (c1281) Then you changed the sensor on Tuesday and have not seen C1281 or ESP light? Just to confirm did you change it and still have the error and then it just went away...? Was the 2008 titanium the same model yaw rate sensor? I know the ST and RS have different ones? I am touching wood for you - how long has it been? you know you have to boot it a little to get the c1281 light - normally by driving it a little hard! Also what did you use to clean the 47 pin connector? I have maf sensor cleaning spray? Would that work? Also can I access and remove the 47 pin without removing battery etc.
  4. Mate I suspect ABS pump would be a hard job it links to the brake line
  5. I am so glad I found this post. I have the same problem c1281 - we must be one of the only people on earth to have this! There is not much advice anywhere! Rest assured I have been dealing with this code for 18months now, with no solution thus far but I am closer to it. I have tried to reset my brake module with ELM even reset yaw rate sensor etc with NO luck. I also removed the drivers seat, and checked and cleaned the yaw rate sensor wires. They all appeared to be ok. I don't know how to access the Brake control module or it's location which I guess is in the engine bay? Anyway I have cleaned sensors on wheels and reset batteries also. I even changed the front wheel bearings and hubs. Did not fix it. I am about to purchased a "used" yaw rate sensor from a scrap yard, It has 35K on the clock this car. My car was 78K. But before I do , I wanted to check the wires in the BCM. SkinnyB please feel free to contact me via private message. We can work this out together! :)
  6. I got it to work. with the M can setup it works H and visa versa must be wired backwards. Just got to work it out when i get the switch lol
  7. Hello thanks for this great piece of software! I have been following the forum for a while. I am from Australia and drive a Focus ST 2008. It is called the XR5 down under! Ok i've made myself the modified cable as described, I am waiting on my switch to arrive from the UK. In the mean time I want to get it up and running. I was able to access ELM-FF2 BCM options and change the doors to auto lock and save it. It worked! Awesome by the way. Issue I am having is with ELMconfig. I want to access HS-can > BCM. I am able to obtain any read information - not even the vin. I think I may not be in H-can mode. here is the error: I just want to confirm the following. I went through 30-40 pages and couldn't find any answer. sorry if I am being stupid for not reading instructions correctly. I need H-can setup: so: Tape together for can-H setup as follows. Number 3 wire to can-H wire Number 11 wire to can-L wire tape up number 6 wire tape up number 14 wire So I basically put numb 3 and can-h together, numb 11 and can-l wire together. Then left 6 and 14 not together. Free standing. Does that mean it is can-h mode? or I am reading it wrong? is it just numb 3 and can -h wire. I am so sorry for the stupid question I am not technical minded. From reaeding the diagram of the switch it is different again... hmmm ** also does putty only need to be run once? I get the K message for all configs. Log is ok. What wire setup do you need when running putty. the problem is I done the modification then I ran putty? is that ok or is this the cause of the problem. thanks!
  8. Welcome to the Ford forums aussiefocusfan :)